My situation was a little different. I grew up hating to read even though my dad was the author of over 70 books. My professional career had been devoted to the production of dramatic films, video programs, and TV commercials. Then 9/11 wiped out most of my clients and I was faced with what should I do next? Having grown up as a struggling reader, I didn't see myself as a writer, but pressed on anyway. The first manuscript was pure misery. Then I found, after getting that one out of the way, the next and the next and the next became easier.
Thirty-five manuscripts later, 10 books published, and 10 more due out this year, I'm glad I kept at it.
Max Elliot Anderson
Books for Boys Blog http://booksandboys.blogspot.